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'Precision' Bombing And Its Effects In A Forgotten War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Not long before Election Day, but thousands of miles away in the Afghan village of Bouz Kandahari, 30 to 36 civilians died. Those deaths took place in a war Americans had largely filed in the library of forgotten events, though the conflict there is still fiercely underway.

'Motorcycle Bomb' Explodes Near Police Station In Istanbul

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A bomb attached to a motorbike exploded near a police station in southwest Istanbul on Thursday, wounding five people, one...

Bombing Kills At Least 20 At Kurdish Wedding In Syria

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home

AMMAN, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A bomb killed at least 20 people at a Kurdish wedding in the northeast Syrian city of Hasaka on Monday, a Kurdish militia and...

Stop The Killing

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe half a million dead, half a country -- 10 million people -- displaced from their homes, jettisoned onto the mercy of the world. Welcome to war...

Are the Recent Bombings Stressing You? 8 Reasons To Join A Support Group

Gloria Horsley | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

My heart goes out to all those who are experiencing current trauma and injuries as well as those who are having trauma related to past losses.

Emergency Alert About Bombing Suspect Has New Yorkers On Edge

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.19.2016 | Crime

At 7:55 a.m. on Monday, New Yorkers and other Tri-State residents were greeted with a troubling smartphone alert. The klaxon-like alarm that usually ...

Donald Trump On New York Bombing: 'I Called It Before The News'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump patted himself on the back Monday morning for calling the weekend attack in Manhattan a “bombing” bef...

Thailand Tourist Spots Shaken By Deadly Bombings

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home

HUA HIN, Thailand (Reuters) - A series of blasts hit three of the most popular tourist resorts as well as towns in southern Thailand on Thursday and F...

Media's Mix-Up Of ISIS Branches Fuels ISIS's Terrorism

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

Though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deaths of over 1,200 people in attacks in 21 countries outside of Iraq and Syria, larger terrorist organizations have arranged only a fraction of incidents labeled as ISIS attacks.

How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

The Bombing of U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

ADST | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home

On August 7, 1998, between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m. local time, the U.S. embassies in Nairobi , Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked in coordin...

I Never Got Used To The Sound Of War Planes In My Village

Walaa Chahine | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Walaa Chahine

On July 12th, 2016, I woke to news that a bombing in a Shia-dominated district of Baghdad, Iraq had claimed the lives of 11 people and injured dozens. Immediately after, I heard someone joke that it was "just another day in Iraq".

Suicide Bombings Hit Three Saudi Cities In One Day

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, killing at least four security officers in an ...

Hair-Trigger Alert

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And the War on Terror, which I call the War To Promote Terror, is still going on 15 years later, with no end in sight. The funding for it is unquestioned and seemingly limitless. The point of it is also unquestioned, except at the social and political margins.

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive with a Bloody Bang. Can the US Stop the Afghan Conflict?

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Abdullah Sharif

April 19 Big Bang (Photo: On Tuesday April 19th, a powerful Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device hit the headquarters of an Af...

The Terror Attacks in Brussels Prove Again That All Lives Really Don't Matter

Earnest Harris | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Earnest Harris

The constant coverage, the Twitter hashtags, the changed profile pics, the Belgian colors being used, all go to show how much we as a nation and world for that matter, only seem to care when Europeans die.

Who Is Blowing Up Turkish Cities One By One?

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home
Mahir Zeynalov

The attacks appear to mark a new era in Turkish history, with a popular government unable to stem the violence haunting ordinary people in large, urban areas. The singularities the Erdogan government has ascribed itself, such as the political and economic stability, seem to be slowly fading away.

Dealing with a PR Disaster -- The U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

ADST | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home

On May 7, 1999, during NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, U.S. warplanes accidentally dropped laser-guided bombs on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.  The strike was meant to target a warehouse storing Yugoslav munitions, but the maps given to NATO were out-of-date.

The Republicans Are Scaring Me Again

William Astore | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
William Astore

It's simple, really: If you want more bombing, more killing, more war, more torture, more police, more walls and lower taxes on corporations (yes -- that came up too), vote Republican in November.

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Bombs Away: The Disconcerting Common Factors

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Among a rising bellicose chorus there are common and disturbing themes. First is the propensity to advocate bombing any contentious threat into oblivion. The second vital commonality is a total void in personal combat experience by most of these vocal proponents.

North Korea Blows up South Korean Airliner, 1987

ADST | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

Someone once described the dissolution of the USSR as a typical Soviet divorce -- you're no longer married but you're still forced to live in the same apartment. So it is with North and South Korea, which have had more than their share of animosity the past half century, which has, not surprisingly, affected the U.S. in one way or the other.

Here's What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Maria Snegovaya

MOSCOW -- The majority of Russians have followed recent conflicts passively; they mostly voice the positions that were communicated to them by state TV channels and their support of Russian military actions in Syria is more reflective of the power of popular TV shows than the actual mobilization of the society.

The Suez Crisis -- And A Different Side of Nasser

ADST | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home

Gamal Abdel Nasser was one of the most influential modern-day leaders in the Middle East. He took a hard-line approach towards Western domination of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.